4 ingredients in your cupboard that will aid in easing away muscle inflammation and soreness.
Contains: oleocanthal, which is a natural anti-inflammatory that behaves similarly to ibuprofen.
Contains: branched-chain amino acids that work to decrease after-exercise muscle damage and soreness.
Eat it: dress it up with blueberries, walnuts and a touch of real maple syrup.
Contains: curcumin, the inflammation-fighting anti-oxidant that gives this spice its yellow hue.
Eat it: when making rice, add a dash of turmeric to the cooking water.
Contains: Vitamin E, an antioxidant that decreases exercise-induced oxidative muscle damage.
Eat it: mix a heaping spoonful into your smoothie or oatmeal.